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Watch: Advocacy group aims to “end the awkward” when interacting with disabled people

Watch: Advocacy group aims to “end the awkward” when interacting with disabled people

Dominant society places physical, architectural, communication and social barriers in the way, leading to isolation, unemployment, hate crimes and an overall lack of access for disabled people. And the social barriers are often compounded by generally well-meaning non-disabled people who avoid talking to disabled people for fear of saying the wrong thing. One disability services group aims … Continue reading

Chicago rally for murdered transgender woman

Chicago rally for murdered transgender woman

In remembrance of murdered transgender woman Paige Clay, chosen family members and friends are calling for a rally May 1. Clay, 23, was found shot in the head April 12 at 3:52 a.m., in an alley on the 4500 block of West Jackson Boulevard in the West Garfield Park neighborhood of Chicago. Area North detectives are … Continue reading